It’s been a while since I’ve done a blog tag, and when I saw this one open to everyone on Whimsically Megan’s site, I thought it looked like a fun one to hop in on. Thanks, Megan! The tag was originally created by Simply Selina, and the questions for this post were thought up by Lucy at Elsie LMC. If you’re interested, definitely go check them all out!
- Add the featured image
- Tag your post with #the remarkable blogger tag
- Pingback to original post
- Mention the creator
- Share something unique about you
- Answer the nine questions the person who nominated you has asked
- Ask 9 nine questions for your nominees
- Nominate 10 – 15 people
- Have fun!
Something Unique About Me
Well, one thing that’s kind of unique is that I’m slightly colorblind (which is more rare in females). It’s a red/green deficiency, and thankfully not severe. I can still drive no problem. I like to say that I can still see colors, I just have trouble seeing some shades of those colors. My favorite colors are blue and yellow – probably because I can see those easily!
If you could live in any type of home, anywhere in the world, where would you go and what house would you choose? (Like a treehouse in New York or something!).
Oh no, I’m going to have such a boring answer, haha. I would visit and temporarily stay in all sorts of homes, but for a true home of my own to settle down in? My dream would be a cute, two-story home (the kind that have personality, you know?) just a few minutes outside town. Not in the country, but just far enough from the center of town to be quieter and have some good amount of yard. Oh, and I’d stay near my hometown too, for family.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
I’m not sure if these are my biggest ones, but they’re the first that come to mind: chewing with your mouth open and full of food, and forks scraping against glass plates. The sounds of both drive me crazy!
What would you tell the you that started your blog if you could go back to that day?
Stop putting it off and just write. You’ll never learn how to do better if you don’t try, so stop being so afraid that you won’t be perfect. Trust me, you won’t, and it’s okay. Write what you love, keep learning and growing, and be consistent and realistic. Reach out to other bloggers, interact with them, and support them – they’ll be dear friends and one of the main reasons you keep writing. And enjoy the process!
Is there one song out there that you think everybody should listen to?
Wow, this is a hard question! There are a lot of songs I think people should listen to, but one that’s had a huge influence on my family and I has been I Can Only Imagine by MercyMe. It creates such a deep longing for Heaven in me, and reminds me to keep my focus on things that are eternal, not fleeting. If you haven’t already, please go look it up!
If there were no limits in life for a day, what would you do first and last?
I don’t even know how to answer this…no limits? As in, no financial, material, or transportation limits? If so, there’s a lot of good things that could be done for people in impoverished countries. I’m not sure how much could happen in a day, but still, it’d be a really rewarding thing to spend those hours showering people in need with resources.
Have you set yourself any challenges for the year?
Yes, I have! I’ve blogged before about my growth word for the year, which is balance, and I’m still working on that. For me, that means learning to be more intentional with my time, taking better care of myself physically, and knowing what my priorities are – which means God needs to be at the center of my goals. Writing-wise, I am working to publish a novel!
How many blog posts have you written so far?
Ooh, let’s see… Counting this post, I’ve published 174 posts on my blog so far! I also have a few posts written for the future that are sitting patiently and waiting for their scheduled posting date, and about fifty more articles written on Medium. I’ve done a lot more non-fiction writing in the past year and a half.
Does your blog have a niche or no?
Kind of! It’s not as niched as many people recommend, but I chalk that up to the fact that it’s part of my author website. As a result, the readers of my blog have to read about many of my interests, as varied as they might be, haha. Primarily though, I focus on writing topics, and reflections on life and faith (and some random, fun posts like this one!).
Do you have any advice for helping a blogger get out of a writers rut?
Yes – live your life! Do something that’s not writing-related for a while. That sounds so counter-intuitive, but it works every time for me. Writers block, or a rut, usually means that I’m not taking in enough material to continue creating my own. So I like to take a break and read a good book, watch a movie, go for a walk, draw, do a puzzle, talk to a friend, or even just do some chores around the house while listening to music. Anything that gives my mind rest, while also offering it enriching experiences and ideas.
I’d like to tag:
1. Saraina Whitney
2. Raina @ Enthralled By Love
3. Liesl @ Quote, Unquote
4. Kate @ Once Upon An Ordinary
5. Vanessa Hall
6. Kristina Hall
7. Jordyn @ Indie Edits By J
8. Grace A. Johnson
9. Maribeth Barber
10. E. M. Colton
And for the questions, I’m going to take the cheater’s way out and pass along these same ones that I answered, haha. They’re just so good – and by good, I mean thought-provoking, and difficult, which is good for a blog tag. Trust me, they’re better than anything I could come up with, and I’d love to read your answers for them!
Well, thank you for joining me on this fun tag! I enjoyed answering the questions, and hope you enjoyed reading them. Can you relate to any of my answers? Do you think I’m crazy (rightfully so)?
How would YOU answer these questions? If you have a blog and want to participate, consider yourself tagged! Or if you’d rather let me know your thoughts in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you!